HC Deb 11 January 1916 vol 77 c1435
21. Mr. CURRIE

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been drawn to the old-established custom of banks and financial institutions in London who are desirous of borrowing money from investors in Scotland, according to which the ordinary bank charge for transmitting the same from Scotland to London is defrayed by the borrower; and whether a similar arrangement will be made for the subscription to Treasury bills and Exchequer bonds so as to remove what is regarded by Scottish investors as an unreasonable penalty upon them?


I think it would be very difficult to justify special payments from the Exchequer in respect of subscriptions to War Loans coming from particular parts of the United Kingdom.